Staff & Faculty

Lisa DeAngelis, MBA

Director, Center for Collaborative Leadership


photo of Lisa DeAngelis


MBA, Regis University
BS, Bryant University

Additional Information

Lisa DeAngelis is the director for the Center of Collaborative Leadership, founded in 2001 by former University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor, Sherry H. Penney. The center has established a new paradigm for how organizations and individuals become successful—through collaborative leadership, a process built on teamwork, trust, and respect for diversity of thought.

Lisa has more than 20 years of divisional and corporate leadership experience with companies of all sizes, in diverse industries. This experience serves as a strong platform for her current work. Following her passion, Lisa helps professionals at all levels connect with their own capabilities and enjoys seeing the “light bulb go off” when they begin to recognize their potential.

Lisa is a frequent presenter for many organizations, including the Authentic Leadership Institute, for which she helped facilitate a high-potential executive education program at Wharton; for the Women’s Leadership Summit at Novo Nordisk; and for key faculty and staff at West Point. Other organizations include the Association of Latino Professionals for America, Northeast Human Resources Association, Special Libraries Association, Boston University’s Sargent College, Cradles to Crayons, the Northeast Rotary Club, and Tech Networks of Boston. In addition, Lisa supports the work of professor Scott Snook in teaching Authentic Leadership Development to second-year MBA students at Harvard Business School.

In 2016, Lisa co-presented two workshops, Suppose We Took Student Teams Seriously and Transformational Teaching and Learning, at the Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting in California. She was co-author of several recent publications including “Teaching Leaders,” published by the Journal of Leadership Education, Volume 14, Issue 4, Special Issue 2015 and “Leadership Lessons from Teamwork,” published in the summer 2014 issue of Leader to Leader.

Lisa holds a bachelor of science degree from Bryant University and a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in organizations and social change at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is also an alumnus of the 2003 Emerging Leaders Program.

Center for Collaborative Leadership

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